Category Archives: Events

Opportunities to discuss and shape our region’s water use.

May brings four opportunities to learn about proposed changes to Lake Michigan permitting, water loss and resource management

Northeastern Illinois is losing Lake Michigan water, but how much? The “best” available information we have suggests we lose approximately 26 billion gallons of Lake Michigan each year (that’s over one Willis Tower full of water each week) due to … Continue reading

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Call for Presentations for County Green Conference

Call for Presentations County Green: Renewable Energy, Transportation and Water May 23, 2013 College of Lake County – Grayslake, IL Lake Country is one of the fastest-growing counties in Illinois and the nation. As Lake County continues to grow, so … Continue reading

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2013 Environmental Grant Program open for applications

Illinois American Water is now accepting applications for the 2013 Environmental Grant Program. They are seeking innovative and collaborative programs that result in positive and sustainable environmental changes. Watershed protection activities, biodiversity projects and hazardous waste collection efforts are just … Continue reading

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Lake County SMC Announces the Center for Watershed Protection’s Webcast Series

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission recently announced the lineup for the Center for Watershed Protection’s webcast series for 2013. The series focuses on stormwater management and best management practices and is geared for public works, engineers and others. All … Continue reading

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Green Thumb Thursdays – Design Your Garden

As part of the Blue Island, Blue Water rain barrel and rain garden initiative, a new series on gardening kicks off this Thursday, January 17, 2013 in the City of Blue Island’s northeast neighborhood. All are welcome to attend. Last … Continue reading

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Blue Island schools recognized for green infrastructure efforts

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the U.S. Green Building Council will recognize the hard work of schools across Illinois that worked to make their campuses more sustainable during the 2012 Green Apple Day of Service.  The event will take place from … Continue reading

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Chicago Wilderness Congress, November 15

November 15, 2012 University of Illinois at Chicago The Forum 725 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL MPC’s Abby Crisostomo and Josh Ellis will speak The Chicago Wilderness biennial Congress provides the representatives of the alliance’s 260 member organizations a forum … Continue reading

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MPC leads push for regional water planning coordination

MPC staff Abby Crisostomo and Josh Ellis will speak at two upcoming Chicago-area events on water planning. At the November 15 Chicago Wilderness Congress, participants will consider innovative best practices for conservation. Josh Ellis will present on Greening the Illinois Plumbing … Continue reading

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Rain Check: Regional Solutions to Stormwater Management

MPC Research Assistant Matt Nichols authored this post Imagine a Chicago where a long-polluted river serves as a genuine second waterfront for residents to enjoy.  Think of what could be possible if every property owner captured and re-used the thousands … Continue reading

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Illinois Water Conference, September 24-25

MPC’s Josh Ellis and Abby Crisostomo will speak September 24–25, 2012, 10 am–4 pm Illini Union, University of Illinois Champaign, IL The Illinois Water Conference brings together government employees, educators, corporate representatives, citizens groups and NGO members, and scientists to … Continue reading

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